Search Results: "Walter Dean Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

GLORIOUS ANGELS by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A gilt lily. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A disappointing followup to the sensational Brown Angels (1993). Read full book review >

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ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A clarion call from a beloved, much-missed master. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Myers issues a rebellious call to action that chronicles how seven diverse teenagers respond to injustice in a globalized not-so-distant future. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Robin's eventual understanding that his experience was not about winning or losing the war but about 'reaching for the highest idea of life' makes this a worthy successor to Myers's Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic. (Fiction. 12+)"
In 2003, in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, young Robin Perry already wonders about "an enemy we can't identify and friends we're not sure about." Read full book review >

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RIOT by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Another innovative work by an author constantly stretching the boundaries of what fiction can be, and a natural for readers' theater in the classroom. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
In a screenplay format similar to his groundbreaking Monster (2000), Myers tells the story of the Civil War Draft Riots in New York City. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2000

"What emerges most clearly is a portrait of a complex, compelling spokesman who was growing and changing up to the moment he was cut down. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
With but a light sprinkling of names and dates, Myers condenses his Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993) to picture- book length. Read full book review >

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DARNELL ROCK REPORTING by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Many readers—and not just those in multiracial, big-city areas like the one depicted here—will recognize themselves in Darnell and his friends. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Darnell isn't bad, but he meets his teachers' (and his own) expectations by earning poor grades and getting into trouble for his attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"For Americans of any color, he makes a notably persuasive case for doing both. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
What happens when a gifted novelist (Scorpions, 1988, Newbery Honor) chooses to write the story of his people? Read full book review >

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SWEET ILLUSIONS by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1987

"There's no physical violence or drug abuse here, but these tales are nonetheless very scary, and adolescent readers will find them involving and disturbing."
An intellectual and emotional workbook for teen-agers on the subject of pregnancy. Read full book review >

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LOOKING LIKE ME by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"This vibrant synthesis of poetry and pictures is a natural for classrooms and family sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Myerses—father and son—reunite for a poetic celebration of self that blends a sort of Whitman-esque hip-hop with '70s-vibe visuals. Read full book review >

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HARLEM by Walter Dean Myers
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Put this on the shelf next to Chris Raschka's Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop (1992) and see if anyone can sit still when the book is read aloud. (Picture book. 5+)"
A hot new artist and his distinguished father fashion a picture book with a stirring sound at its center. Read full book review >